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Auction 147, Lot 287

"I. de Guanahani ou de St. Salvador", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm
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This charming view shows the island of Guanahani, possibly where Christopher Columbus first stepped on American soil in October 1492. A settlement can be seen on the island, complete with various structures, people, palm trees, and a couple flags. In the Atlantic several ships and smaller vessels surround the island. The title appears in a banner-style cartouche in the sky, as is common with Mallet's work.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling and a few tiny chips in blank margins, far from image.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/20/2013